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Vishwesha Teerth seer ‘touched’ the life of marginalised lot

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Mysuru: Udupi Pejawar Mutt seer Sri Vishwesha Teerth who passed away on Sunday, had touched the life of marginalised communities, to check the practice of untouchability in the city too.

Udupi Pejawar Mutt Seer Sri Vishwesha Teerth interacting with Madara Channaiah Swamiji in Mysuru.
 
The residents of Ashokapuram a dalit dominated locality here, remembered the visit of the seer in 2010. Recently in the month of September also, when he was on his chaturmasa vrath in Sri Krishnadhama in the city, tbe seer visited dalit colonies and Pourakarmika houses. 
 
It began with a challenge accepted by the seer, which was a revolution of sorts.
 
Udupi Pejawar Mutt Seer Sri Vishwesha Teerth, Madara Channaiah Swamiji, Ilai Alwar Swamiji, Prof Bhashyam Swamiji and MLA S A Ramdas in Mysuru.
 
During his visit to Ashokapuram, the seer garlanded Ambedkar’s statue and later walked on the streets and offered prayers at Adhishkathi, Sri Maha Kalikamba temple on Ambedkar Road. 
 
Sri Maha Kalikamba Temple on Dr B R Ambedkar road in Ashokapuram in Mysuru.
 
RSS activist M Venkataram who had accompanied the seer recalled ” in 1967 Vishwa Hindu Parishad had organized a mega religious convention in Udupi, where the seer vouched to eradicate the practice of untouchability, which he called as a worst practice in Hindusim. “We want to live like brothers”, the seer said influencing on hundreds of upper caste people to invite dalits to thier houses”, Venkataram said. 
 
A view of Ashokapuram in Mysuru.

Pejawar seer had visited the house of Kuppuswamy, a pourakarmika in Devaraj Urs colony.

 
Recently on  September 11, 2019, he visited a dalit’s house in Kailasapuram and said “dalits are a part of Hindusim”. 
 
Central Sri Rama Mandir in Ashokapuram in Mysuru.
 
Following Pejawar seer’s padayatra, dalit seer Madara Channaiah visited a brahmin’s house, such was the impact made by the seer on a religious leader too, Venkataram mentioned. 
 
Former mayor R Purushottam who is also a resident of Ashokapuram said “The seer’s visit is still etched in the memory of many here”.
 
Pejawar seer, a personality has left behind a tall impact with his efforts to uplift the marginalised community in the society.
 
– Team Mysoorunews

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